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CRU Winebar & Bistro

5 Main Street, Kinsale W248, Ireland
+353 21 477 3357
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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5 Main Street, Kinsale W248, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our staff night out at Cru. Colm & staff were so nice & welcoming. The menu is varied & excellent. One of our party is coeliac and was well catered for. The wine list is extensive with all tastes & budgets accommodated. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank paraico2015
Reviewed 30 October 2018

A great recommendation from our B&B hosts! The meal was excellent and the owner suggested a terrific wine to accompany our meal. We also had a great time visiting with him.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DebnDuane
Reviewed 26 October 2018

My daughter and I attended chef Paul Ellis' master cookery class at Cru's and were extremely impressed. She is a good cook, I am not, but for both of us it was a great learning experience. Paul couldn't be a better host and teacher---charming, patient...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Maggy B
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

I did the cooking class with a friend, and we had a great time. Lots of useful tips, and absolutely delicious dishes! We even got to take the leftover ingredients home to make dinner tomorrow. I'll be trying it out at home to impress my...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SophiedWeerd
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This was one of our favorite restaurants while on our trip in Ireland! The menu was creative and very tasty....superb duck dish! I would highly recommend eating here for a gourmet meal!

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank _tjwells52
Reviewed 7 October 2018

I recommend CRU as a restaurant AND BEST OF ALL as a place to take a cooking class with Paul the chef. Classes are Monday afternoon/evening.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Yogurtceiling
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here last night. No reservations but they were able to accommodate us. Our dinners were delicious and the service was excellent!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kwhitcam
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Had a cookery lession with Paul focusing on fish. We made a beurre blanc sauce for clams, cooked mussels in white wine and garlic, sea bass with a crispy skin and fresh oysters. Paul covered knife skills, how to get very fine chopped onion, and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Yvonne F
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Small, classy restaurant that was the perfect setting for our dinner; didn't have reservations so we sat at a table near the bar; the staff was helpful and pleasant; excellent muscles; excellent fish board; excellent pasta; excellent seafood ... it was all perfect!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Amy C
Reviewed 18 September 2018

CRU is on a side street in Kinsale, but worth finding. A small restaurant, limited menu, helpful staff, excellent selection of wines. Be sure to talk to the owner Colm Ryan about choosing a wine - you will enjoy the conversation. There is no rush...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$32
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Hot New Restaurants, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Main Street, Kinsale W248, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 21 477 3357
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Cru was born out of a simple desire to provide locals and tourists with a cosy, warm, atmospheric place where they can enjoy simple but high quality food, pick out a lovely wine by the glass or bottle, and have fun. This is a happy place...and I hope patrons will feel that positive vibe when they visit us.
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